Dr Mahathir to share efforts in curbing graft


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 20 Jan 2019

VIENNA: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pic)would share Malaysia’s efforts in curbing graft with the international community during his working visit to Austria.

He will be here to attend the 10th General Conference and Annual Meeting of the International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities this Tuesday.

The Prime Minister would be delivering a keynote address with the theme “15 years of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, Accomplishments and Prospects”.

He is also scheduled to deliver a lecture on “Fighting Corruption in Malaysia: Achievements, Challenges and Perspectives”, organised by the International Anti-Corruption Academy here.

Malaysian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Datuk Ganeson Sivagurunathan said the conference gathers political leaders and anti-corruption agencies worldwide to exchange views on combating corruption, supporting international cooperation and technical assistance as well as promoting integrity, accountability and proper management of public affairs.

Ganeson said the keynote address marks the first appearance of Dr Mahathir at the Vienna Inter­national Conference while his last visit to Vienna was in 1985.

Ganeson said on Jan 21, Dr Mahathir would be having bilateral meetings with his Austrian counterpart, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, the world’s youngest leader at 32, and Austria’s President Alexander Van der Bellen. — Bernama

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